The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) released Employers’ Role in the COVID-19 Environment: Winning in the Vastly Changed World of Work. It highlights the unique convergence between the megatrend of aging and the COVID-19 pandemic in the workplace and offers insights to inform employers’ public health and workforce strategies at this intersection. Chief among the report’s key findings is the guidance to all employers “to elevate public health as a central feature of their culture and embed it into management.”
The report is based on multiple virtual roundtables from late March to December 2020, desk research, and supplemental interviews, analysis and insight development with experts within GCOA’s network.
GCOA has been working with employers for 10 years to navigate the changing workplace and business environment brought by profound aging demographic shifts, which will continue for decades to come. From healthcare to the workplace, aging is the megatrend requiring major changes across society, and COVID-19, as with so much else, has become the accelerator for this trend.